The Morgan Love Series is a chapter book series written for girls, 7 – 9 years old. The series provides moral lessons that will aid in character development. It will also help young girls develop their vocabulary, English and math skills as they read through the stories and complete the entertaining and educational exercises provided at the end of each chapter and in the back of the book.
Morgan is sad and mad at the world because things are not going the way she wants them to go. Why does my daddy have to leave again to save the country? Why do I have to go live with mommy and her new husband? Why does my mommy have to have a new baby? Why do I have to go to a new school? Why do I have to make new friends? Why? Why? Why?
If Morgan got a grade for her attitude and her actions it would be an F. But after her mommy gets really sick and Morgan thinks her mommy is going to die she starts to feel bad about her attitude and realizes how mean she’s been to almost everybody. Though she is having a hard time adjusting to all the new things in her life, especially her new baby brother and step-dad, Derek, Morgan makes up her mind that no matter what is going on, she is going to have an A+ attitude.
UPS: Morgan Love is very young to be going through everything she is; her parents divorced, her real dad in the army, new school, new baby, lots of new changes for a girl in the 2nd grade. So her bad attitude is certainly understandable, yet not quite acceptable. I loved how the author uses Morgan’s father to encourage learning vocabulary and throughout the chapter vocabulary words for girls of the 2nd grade are typed out in bold. There is also a Word Search at the end of every chapter that I found amusing as well *guilty expression* 🙂 Morgan praying for help on her attitude and deciding to change it all on her own, was also a plus, it showed maturity in the blossoming girl, as well as her devotion to God at a young age.
DOWNS: I did not see much discipline coming from home, Morgan’s teacher kept her straight, but her grandparents’ and parents let her walk through her “mad day” without correcting it. Observation from other classmates, such as a girl saying, “If I said that to my mom…”, showed that the author did this on purpose because that is the kind of family she chose. The only reason I mentioned it in the downs, is because I know that girls this age (especially) like to copy books and movies they see so I wanted to caution any mothers’ who have copycats 😉 Morgan also has a tendency to be a smart-elec.
OVERALL: This was a very sweet story and I enjoyed it despite the downs, therefore giving it a rating of 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to any little girl who needs a wholesome, refreshing read!
“I received this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”
Stephanie Perry Moore is a Christian fiction novelist that is truly from the South. She was born in South Carolina, raised in Virginia, educated in Alabama, and now resides in Georgia. She has penned over 35 inspirational titles set in this part of the country.
She is the trailblazing author of the Payton Skky series, the first African-American Christian teen series. Her other young adult titles are the Laurel Shadrach series, the Carmen Browne series, the Perry Skky Jr. series and Faith Thomas ‘NovelZine’ series. The sassy, urban collegiate Beta Gamma Pi series and the hip, teen Yasmin Peace series were released in 2009-10. Her newest series is the adorable Morgan Love series. She and her husband will release the Alec London series for kids in the fall of 2011.
Her heart beats for adults as well. For this market she has penned Flame, an Essence best seller-A Lova’ Like No Otha’, Chasing Faith, and her newest release, Wearing My Halo Tilted.
She also was the General Editor for Nia Publishing. She produced the Women of Color Cookbook, the Men of Color Study Bible, the Wisdom and Grace Bible for Young Women of Color, the Strength and Honor Bible for Young Men of Color, the Women of Color Devotional Bible and the African-American Family Bible. She was the Co-Editor for the BibleZine, REAL, published by Thomas Nelson and is currently working on a new African-American women’s bible project.
She is a motivational speaker and community activist. She is working on several film projects. Among them she has a development deal with Turner Entertainment Networks and she is the Executive Producer/Creator for a web show called Locker Jam.
She lives in the greater Atlanta area with her husband, Derrick, a former NFL player and current sports chaplain for Georgia Tech Athletics. They have three children; Dustyn (16), Sydni (14) and Sheldyn (12).
She considers it an honor and a calling to write for the Lord.”
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